A man suspected of being the Tesla driver involved in a series of road-rage attacks in Southern California has been arrested. The incident became a viral video, capturing him smashing the sides of cars with a metal pipe on the 2 Freeway in Glendale.
According to ABC7, at least 10 victims came forward and began detailing their own encounters and have captured the incident. People outside of California also joined to help investigate through social media. TizzyEnt, a popular internet sleuth, shared the videos with his 5.3 million TikTok followers. The influencer said at least two people came forward with the suspect’s name, which he revealed to the police.
The man was arrested on Sunday afternoon by California Highway Patrol officers at a car wash in Torrance.
The man is identified as 36-year-old Nathaniel Walter Radimak, who owned a 2022 Tesla Model X. A report from Fox News said that Radimak was charged with assault with a deadly weapon. He is currently under the custody of the LAPD’s 77th jail. His initial bail was listed at $5.175 million, and his Tesla car was also seized.
Radimak is also facing two unspecified outstanding warrants. On October 2021, the suspect punched a woman in the face, leaving her with a black eye. The second incident occurred in March 2022, when she had her tires slashed in West Hollywood.
The CHP urged anyone with further information to contact the following hotlines:
Los Angeles office: (213) 744-2331
CHP Traffic Management Center for after-hours calls: (323) 259-3410.